Avalanche vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 12/2/23

Anaheim Ducks (9-14) vs Colorado Avalanche (15-6-1)

Game Info: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +220 / Colorado Avalanche -286 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Avalanche vs Ducks prediction.

Avalanche Look to Bounce Back

The Avalanche have had a good season but they are coming off a very disappointing loss. The Avalanche’s defense gave up four goals against the Arizona Coyotes and they ended up losing in overtime. Cale Makar did have a strong game scoring a goal and adding an assist. Alexander Georgiev saved 28 of the 32 shots that he faced. The Avalanche on the season is averaging 3.73 goals while their defense is giving up 2.86 goals per game. The offense is ranked 3rd best in the NHL and they are going to need to get the offense out to a fast start. 

Ducks Look to End Losing Streak

The Ducks have been really struggling heading into this game and they have lost eight games in a row. Two games ago against the Vancouver Canucks they lost 3-1 and in the last game against the Washington Capitals they were defeated 5-4. Brett Leason and Tristan Luneau both scored a goal and added an assist. The Ducks on the season are averaging 2.74 goals while their defense is giving up 3.52 goals per game. The offense is ranked 27th but this game is going to come down to if the defense can make enough stops.

Avalanche vs Ducks Betting Prediction

The Ducks defense has been awful giving up 3.52 goals per game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Avalanche are averaging 3.73 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score against this Ducks defense. Look for Colorado to score at least four or five goals and that is going to be the difference here. This will be a comfortable victory. Back the Avalanche on the puck line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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